Physical Science

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The Physical Science coursework meets the Arizona standards for the physical sciences, and meets the science lab requirement for state universities. This course will include basic concepts of chemistry and physics with a mathematical application. Students will learn through the AMTA modeling curriculum, using problem-solving strategies, hands-on lab experiences and cooperative learning strategies to build conceptual and mathematical models of scientific concepts; Students gain an understanding of the nature of matter and energy, the changes they undergo, and their interactions. Students will develop an understanding of the fundamental laws of motion, knowledge of the various ways energy is stored in a system, and the processes by which energy is transferred between systems and surroundings.